Posted on: December 14, 2017

Consider Fostering a Shelter Animal Over the Holidays

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Animal Services reminds everyone that they can improve an animal’s life even if they are unable to provide them a permanent home. Through the Irving Animal Care Campus's holiday fostering program, residents can open their homes and give animals from the s...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

Adoptable Pets Looking for a "Home for the Holidays"

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The holidays can be a lonely time for many people, but a new pet can banish feelings of isolation and help improve a person’s health by reducing stress and encouraging socialization and exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) provides some excellent tips for keeping your pets safe and happy during the upcoming holiday season.

The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry comp...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Become a Foster Superhero

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Irving Animal Services (IAS) is looking for a few superheroes to save the day - and a few lives along the way.

By becoming a foster superhero, individuals and families can provide an animal with a comfortable, loving home to grow and/or heal, while leaving...

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Animal Services
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Bring Comfort and Joy to Shelter Animals

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Each year, Animal Services employees and volunteers decorate the Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC) for the holidays. The centerpiece is a tree decorated with cards listing items people can donate in-kind. Through the “Comfort and Joy” drive, individuals an...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

North Lake Natatorium Reopens After Renovations

North Lake Natatorium pool area after remodeling.

Community leaders turned out to celebrate the reopening of the North Lake Natatorium in early November. 

A partnership between the Irving Independent School District, the City of Irving and North Lake College made the project possible. A new roof,...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Homes, Businesses May Realize Insurance Savings from IFD ISO 1 Rating

Fire trucks gleam in the sun on the ribbon-cutting day at Fire Station No. 12 in Irving, Texas.

The City of Irving recently received the Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 1 designation. This top designation may qualify Irving residents and businesses for lower insurance rates on personal and business properties located in the city.

Anyone interes...

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Posted on: December 10, 2017

Adoptable Pets Looking for a "Home for the Holidays"

Dog with Santa hat in front of holiday tree.

The holidays can be a lonely time for many people, but a new pet can banish feelings of isolation and help improve a person’s health by reducing stress and encouraging socialization and exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2017

Light Up the Holidays at Centennial Park

Centennial Park's holiday lights of a stagecoach and horses with South Irving Library in the background.

Each year, a crew of about 25 Parks and Recreation employees descend on Irving’s Centennial Park, 444 W. Second St., to give it a holiday face lift. In December, during the week prior to the annual Holiday Extravaganza, this special group of dedicated wor...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: December 10, 2017

The Toyota Music Factory: 250,000 Square Feet of Fun

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Bass, burgers, movies and music; more entertainment options open their doors at the Toyota Music Factory (TMF).

The ever-evolving landscape has changed drastically since the first artist took the stage at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory back in Septem...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Become a Foster Superhero

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Irving Animal Services (IAS) is looking for a few superheroes to save the day — and a few lives along the way.

By becoming a foster superhero, individuals and families can provide an animal with a comfortable, loving home to grow and/or heal, while leaving...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Residents Reminded of Theft Prevention During Holidays

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With the holiday shopping season in full swing, residents are reminded not to leave valuables in their vehicles - especially in plain sight. Auto burglary cases can be very difficult to solve as there is usually very little physical evidence left behind. ...

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City of Irving News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Irving 360° Civic Academy Offers Participants Backstage Perspective of City Operations

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The inaugural class of the Irving 360° Civic Academy received their certificates of achievement during the Nov. 9 City Council meeting. The class officially concluded with a graduation celebration on Nov. 14 during its last session at the Irving Arts Cent...

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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Welcome Home to Irving, Texas

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Irving is a city with a rich heritage, a city with passion and purpose, and a future of unbridled potential. 

Welcome home to Irving, Texas.

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City of Irving News

Posted on: November 2, 2017

Automated Screening Lanes Open at DFW Airport

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport opened four automated screening lanes to add efficiency. They are located at checkpoints A21 and D22. 

ICTN provides this report on some of the bene...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: October 30, 2017

VBikes Rolling in the City of Irving

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Residents may notice something new along Campion Trail.

VBikes - the bike rental company - have rolled out and are available for rent in the city. Rental bikes will be placed at Twin Wells Park, Mountain Creek, Plaza Victoria, Bird's Fort Park and Sam Hous...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: August 31, 2017

Irving Receives Top ISO Designation

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Beginning Nov. 1, Irving will join the ranks of 26 other cities in the state and 97 cities across the country when it becomes an official ISO-1 city.

The designation, made by the Insurance Services Office, has been the primary target of the Irving Fire Dep...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Atos Opens New North American Regional HQ in Irving

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Atos opened its new North American regional headquarters on Regent Boulevard in Irving. Company executives and city leaders joined the celebration. 

The building features the company's first Business Technology Center in North America, as well as ...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

NBA All-Star Behind New Sports Complex Under Construction

Artist rendering of the new DriveNation facility under construction on DFW Airport property in Irvin

NBA All-Star Jermaine O’Neal is the owner of Drive Nation, a sports and performance training complex under construction on Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport property in the City of Irving. 

Watch to get a look at some of the featur...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: August 4, 2017

New Hotels Progress Near the Irving Convention Center

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In this clip from ICTN's "City Source," Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Maura Gast talks about the start of construction at the Texican Hotel and the progress at the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel. 

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Economic Development News
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Two Farmers Markets Open in Irving

Vegetables on display at an open-air farmer's market table.

Irving now boasts two European-style farmers markets, where individuals can meet local farmers, artisanal food producers and crafts people, and purchase products in a colorful, family-friendly venue. Local foods and music also are planned to provide atten...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: June 16, 2017

KDC Leases Office Space to Pioneer Natural Resources in Irving

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In an economic development win for the city, corporate development and investment firm KDC announced it has leased office space to serve as Pioneer Natural Resources’ new headquarters at the planned Hidden Ridge development in Irving. The building will re...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Irving’s Downtown Heritage Crossing District is On the Move

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Renovation and restoration are reshaping one of Irving’s most charming areas. The district — with its parks, plazas, vintage feel, historic homes and even a stop on the Trinity Railway Express — is a great place to be, and newcomers are buying into the vi...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Live Nation Calls the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory “Exceptional”

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Global entertainment powerhouse Live Nation says it is ecstatic about operating the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, and Live Nation knows its business. In 2015, the U.S. corporation promoted 25,000 concerts that drew more than 63 million fans worldw...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Irving's Year in Review: 2016

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Since the adoption of the city’s first strategic plan, the value of strategic thinking has been proven. Resident satisfaction with code enforcement, the appearance of the city, quality of life and other indicators of success have risen. Irving continues t...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Cranes, Trains and Automobiles: Irving hits 30-year construction record

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Photo: Water Street artist rendering.

While most people see them as concrete strips ? highways and runways glimmer gold to investors and developers.

The state’s strong economy, combined with Irving’s numerous transportation assets, are translating to a mass...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Water Street Offers Updated View with Drone Video

A recently released drone video captures the progress the Gables Water Street development has made on construction. The a mixed-use community project, located in Las Colinas Urban Center along Lake Carolyn, will showcase more than 60,000 square feet of re...

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Economic Development News
Posted on: August 3, 2016

Housing Development to Be Built Near Irving Historic Downtown District

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Photo: Rendering of a home option that will be available at The Delaware at Heritage Crossing development that will be built near downtown Irving.

Empty nesters, young professionals, or those looking to downsize their yard without sacrificing a spaciou...Read on...

Economic Development News
Posted on: August 8, 2016

Irving Convention Center Hotel Update

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The Irving City Council has unanimously approved the proposed Irving Convention Center Hotel master development agreement, paving the way for design to begin. The convention center’s headquarters hotel will provide 350 guest rooms and more than 16,000 squ...Read on...

Economic Development News
Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music Factory Vision Takes Shape

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Once the cranes were set, social media channels began buzzing with the question, “When will the Irving Music Factory open for business?” The answer is late summer 2017, according to IMF developer Noah Lazes. The Irving Music Factory, l...

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Economic Development News

Posted on: September 7, 2017

Irving Employees Complete Course on Emergency Preparedness and Team Building

Irving staffers take a group picture at the Emmitsburg, Md., campus during their week of FEMA Emerge

Every year the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works with local and regional governments to maintain emergency readiness, and this year it’s especially significant for the City of Irving. Personnel representing 21 city departments tra...

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Emergency Management Updates
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Emergency Management Offers Preparedness Guide

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An Emergency Preparedness Booklet is available at CityofIrving.org/Emergency-Management to assist residents in preparing for potential disasters. The booklet includes information about the most threatening natural and man-made disasters in North Texas. By...

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Emergency Management Updates
Posted on: March 10, 2017

Residents Encouraged to Register for iALERT

Residents Encouraged to Register for iALERT

The city’s iALERT notification system provides residents with critical information during emergencies or critical situations. It allows public safety officials to notify some or all of the city’s population about gas leaks, boil water notices, power outag...

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Register for iAlert Emergency Management Updates

Posted on: December 8, 2017

Holiday Safety - Lights and Decorations

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The holidays can quickly turn from joyful to tragic when a fire occurs. By taking simple precautions, people can avoid potential fire hazards and make this time of year a healthy and happy one.Please keep these safety tips in mind:

LIGHTS:

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Posted on: December 9, 2017

ICTN 2 – City Council Meeting – Live – Thursday, December 14 at 7 p.m.

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Follow the City Council as they make decisions that impact residents.

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Posted on: December 9, 2017

ICTN 2 – City Council Work Session – Live – Wednesday, December 13 at 1 p.m.

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View live coverage of the City Council Work Session to stay up to date on what’s happening in the city.

ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: December 8, 2017

ICTN 1 – About Towne – New

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We’ll celebrate the holiday season with the annual About Towne Kids Holiday Special! Irving kids will bring us all the highlights of celebrations around the community, including the Holiday Extravaganza, the “Christmas Movies and Sound...

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ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: December 8, 2017

ICTN 1 – Open Line – 25th Year of Salvation Army Super Lunch – New

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The Salvation Army celebrates 25 years of its signature fundraiser in Irving, the annual Super Lunch which supports the organization’s many social services and programs.  Learn about those services, the new playground and more on this e...

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ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: December 8, 2017

ICTN 1 – About Towne

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We’ll attend the Irving Schools Foundation’s Legacy Gala: Celebrate America!,and check out the Racers Reunion. We’ll celebrate 200 years with the Irving Baha’i community and also  bring you highlights from ...

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ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: December 8, 2017

ICTN 1 – Game of the Week: High School Football – Irving vs Nimitz (R)

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The Tigers and Vikings meet for the 57th time in a District 7-6A football match-up.

Sunday at 4 p.m., Monday at 9 p.m., Tuesday at 8 p.m., Wednesday at noon, Thursday at 2:30 p.m., Friday at 9 p.m., and Saturday at 4 p.m.

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

ICTN 1 – City Source – New

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Irving residents are gaining in-depth knowledge of all that it takes to operate a city. On the next “City Source,” hear from some of the participants in the first-ever Irving 360° Civic Academy.  Also, DFW Airport gets...

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ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: October 1, 2017

ICTN 3 - Replay of Past Shows

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If you missed them when they first aired, here are replays of recent past shows.
Watch ICTN 3:
•Spectrum Communications Channel 96
•Frontier Channel 32

ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: October 1, 2017

ICTN 2 - Channel Guide

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Starting October 1, 2017 on ICTN 2: Live meetings will air on the time slot blocked as they always have been. Repeat meetings will now run on a loop due to variations of time length. You can also view on ICTN on Demand and choose when you want to watch. G...

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ICTN Sneak Previews
Posted on: October 28, 2014

Channel Guide

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Watch ICTN 1:

  • AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network
  • Spectrum Communications Channel 16
  • Frontier Channel 30

Watch ICTN 2:

  • AT&T U-verse Channel 99 - Click on Irving Community Television Network
  • Spectrum Communications Chan...
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ICTN Sneak Previews

Posted on: December 1, 2017

Twin Wells Golf Course to Undergo Infrastructure Renovations

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For 30 years, Twin Wells Golf Course has offered residents and visitors the opportunity to use a low-cost, recreational course in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth. Now, the course will undergo infrastructure renovations, which will breathe new life into thi...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: December 1, 2017

North Lake Natatorium Opens With New Roof, Office Space, Climate Control

North Lake Natatorium pool area after remodeling.

After 10 months of renovations, North Lake Natatorium is officially open to the public. The Irving Independent School District (ISD), City of Irving and North Lake College held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 6 to welcome the refurbished aquatic facilit...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

The Toyota Music Factory: 250,000 Square Feet of Fun

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Bass, burgers, movies and music; more entertainment options open their doors at the Toyota Music Factory (TMF).

The ever-evolving landscape has changed drastically since the first artist took the stage at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory back in Septem...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Nursery Road Paving and Trail Project

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In this clip from ICTN's "City Source," find out about a construction project to improve Nursery Road in Irving that comes with an extra feature for residents. A hike and bike trail, mostly paid for with federal funds, will be built to connect s...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Capturing the Story of Irving

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History Museum coming soon to former Central Library building.

Imagine visiting a municipal museum that narrates the story of its past while highlighting its diversity, as well as its present and future prospects with the residents who call the city home.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Construction on Westin-Irving Convention Center Hotel at Las Colinas Moves on Up

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It was just eight months ago when the first tractors turned the dirt on the site for the Westin-Irving Convention Center hotel, and it has been onward and literally upward ever since.

Crews have completed the floors for the first two levels of the hotel, a...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Hard Rock Road, Pioneer Drive Improvements Ahead

Puddle of water near the intersection of Pioneer Drive and Hard Rock Road, with housing construction

An area of southwest Irving that is seeing a lot of development will soon have new streets, water lines and more. In this clip from ICTN's "City Source," find out about the improvements to Hard Rock Road and Pioneer Drive that are part of Irving...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Las Colinas Boulevard Construction Progress

Recently completed construction on Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, Texas.

The first phase of construction on Las Colinas Boulevard is complete. Get a look at the improvements, and find out about the next stage, which is underway now.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: September 28, 2017

Improvements Planned for Hard Rock Road, Pioneer Drive

Intersection of Pioneer Drive and Hard Rock Road in Irving, Texas.

The City of Irving’s highways and major thoroughfares are turning orange with roadwork signs and traffic cones. Soon, the southwest Irving streets of Hard Rock Road and Pioneer Drive will see the impact of road construction.

On June 22, the Irving City Cou...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: September 28, 2017

City of Irving’s Construction Permitting Hits $1 Billion Record High

Artist rendering of the Pioneer Natural Resources headquarters to be built in Hidden Ridge.

Photo: Artist rendering of the Pioneer Natural Resources headquarters to be built at Verizon’s $1.5 billion Hidden Ridge development.

Irving hit a new record, issuing more than $1.1 billion in construction permitting this fiscal year, topping last year by ...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory Opens

The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory front gate.

The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory is now open. Watch to see some of the features, and find out how the venue can adapt to different types of events. 

Find out about upcoming shows: ThePavilionTMF.com.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Irving Traffic Division Rolls Out Citywide Signal System Communication Upgrade

Transportation Department staff work to replace traffic signal controllers at an intersection.

The City of Irving’s Traffic Signal Division is on pace to replace traffic signal controllers in more than 200 intersections by the end of 2017. 

The project, which includes 208 traffic signals within Irving’s 70 square miles, ...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Irving Fire Station #12 Opens

Fire trucks gleam in the sun on the ribbon-cutting day at Fire Station No. 12 in Irving, Texas.

Photo: Fire trucks gleam in the sunlight on the ribbon-cutting day for Fire Station No. 12 in Irving. (Photo credit: Nick Mallouf)

Many residents and community leaders turned out for the opening of Irving Fire Station #12 in early August, located on Regent...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: August 4, 2017

New Hotels Progress Near the Irving Convention Center

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In this clip from ICTN's "City Source," Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Maura Gast talks about the start of construction at the Texican Hotel and the progress at the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel. 

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Luzon Park Plans Proceed

Residents review plans for the renovations at Luzon Park, 2900 Luzon Drive, Irving, Texas.

In this clip from ICTN’s "City Source," see how the plans for improvements to Luzon Park, 2900 Luzon Drive, are shaping up. The innovative plans include features that are enhanced with a smartphone app. 

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: July 28, 2017

Signature Bridge Will Bring Development to Former Stadium Site

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A four-lane signature bridge designed for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic is part of the State Highway (SH) 114 final build-out. City officials have been working on plans with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Dallas Area Rapid Tran...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Damage Repaired to Portions of Campion Trail Caused by Floods

Joggers and cyclists enjoy Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

As a result of unprecedented rainfall in 2015 and 2016, the Trinity River overflowed its banks and caused considerable damage along the City of Irving’s Campion Trail. The almost continuous wet weather caused a 50-year flood on the Trinity, dama...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Irving-Grand Prairie Joint Fire Training Facility Opens

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Irving and Grand Prairie opened a new fire training facility July 21. The facility features a five-story tower, a classroom, a trench rescue area and more. The two cities split all costs. 

The Irving-Grand Prairie Joint Fire Training Facility is l...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: June 30, 2017

Water Utilities Evaluates Quality of Infrastructure System, Prepares for Future City Development

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Photo: Construction crews lower a section of 48-inch fiberglass reinforced pipe into a trench.

Water is a fundamental resource that is necessary for survival. It is used every day, from filling a glass to washing a load of laundry, and from watering the la...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Irving Improves Water, Wastewater Systems

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The City of Irving is investing in improvements to the water and wastewater system. Some of these improvements involve repairing and replacing aging infrastructure. In other cases, the upgrades are because of business and residential growth.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: June 29, 2017

The Study: Irving's Innovation Center Opens

Mayor Rick Stopfer cuts the ribbon to open The Study: Irving Innovation Center.

The Study opened in Irving’s former Central Library. It features co-working space, private meeting rooms and more. The goal of the facility is to help entrepreneurs and build business. 

Learn more: http://thestudyus.com/

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Improvements Planned for Luzon Park

Slide and playground equipment at Luzon Park, Irving, Texas.

In this clip from ICTN’s "City Source," see what could be in store for Luzon Park in Irving. The city’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) team is gathering input and developing ideas to improve the park. It’s locate...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: June 14, 2017

City Offers Tours of Irving Music Factory

Heavy-duty equipment moves building materials to a work area at the Irving Music Factory.

Teams with the City of Irving play a lot of important roles as construction on the Irving Music Factory advances. Watch to learn about what the city is doing to ensure work progresses on schedule.

The City of Irving’s Capital Improvement team pro...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Brockbank, Embassy Channels Construction Update: June 2017

Embassy Channel, June 2017

The city’s Capital Improvement Project Department Director Casey Tate provides City Council members with an update on the progress made on the Brockbank and Embassy drainage channels at the June 6, 2017 Work Session meeting.

The city’s ...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: June 7, 2017

Parks and Recreation Provides Update on Twin Wells Golf Course Redevelopment

Proposed Green Approach to Hole No. 13 at Twin Wells Golf Course - June 7 2017

Twin Wells Golf Course is being redesigned to provide a more user-friendly and challenging course layout. Proposed changes will include wider and better defined fairways, elevated greens and an improved driving range and practice areas. The course is curr...

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Posted on: May 28, 2017

Irving Fire Department to Welcome Fire Station No. 12, Fire Training Facility This Summer

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The City of Irving Fire Department will open two of its signature Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects beginning in July.

In April 2016, the Fire Department began construction on the 12,000-square-foot Fire Station No. 12 at 2995 Regent Blvd. Also la...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Irving’s Downtown Heritage Crossing District is On the Move

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Renovation and restoration are reshaping one of Irving’s most charming areas. The district — with its parks, plazas, vintage feel, historic homes and even a stop on the Trinity Railway Express — is a great place to be, and newcomers are buying into the vi...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: May 26, 2017

Midtown Express Open House

SouthGate Constructors representatives talk with residents about the progress on the Midtown Express

In this excerpt from ICTN’s "City Source," see the open house where residents learned about progress on the Midtown Express. Southgate Constructors, TxDOT’s contractor for the project, reports it is 50 percent complete.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Centennial Park Plaques Unveiled

Woman looking at newly installed black granite plaques in Founders Plaza - Irving TX.

Irving leaders recently gathered at Centennial Park to re-dedicate Founder’s Plaza and unveil new plaques. The black granite plaques showcase significant moments in the first hundred years of Irving history.

The new plaques these took the commissioned arti...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Irving Music Factory Construction Update: May 2017

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ICTN’s "City Source" provides an update on the Irving Music Factory’s construction, including an aerial view of the progress on the site.

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

View Georgia Farrow Rec Center Expansion Plans

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Residents recently attended a Community Meeting at Georgia Farrow Recreation Center, 530 Davis Drive, to provide input and ideas about a proposed update and expansion of the facility.

Located in West Park, Georgia Farrow Recreation Center is a vital asset ...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Live Nation Calls the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory “Exceptional”

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Global entertainment powerhouse Live Nation says it is ecstatic about operating the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, and Live Nation knows its business. In 2015, the U.S. corporation promoted 25,000 concerts that drew more than 63 million fans worldw...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Construction Underway on Convention Center Hotel

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Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, City Manager Chris Hillman and other city leaders officially broke ground on the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel at Las Colinas on March 27. Construction is now underway on the $113 million headquarters hotel. It is the ...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Converge, Collaborate, Create

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City of Irving, Indigo Group to unveil Business, Innovation Center in Heritage District

Beginning in May, business and community innovators will have the opportunity to soak in a 180-degree view of downtown Irving while leveraging support and professional ...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Colony Drive Bridge Reopens with Ribbon Cutting

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Members of the Historic Hospital District Neighborhood Association joined Irving city leaders to celebrate the opening of the new Colony Drive bridge. Crews replaced the bridge as part of a major drainage improvement project on several South Irving channe...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Irving Music Factory Site Progresses

Site construction at the Music Factory, June 2016.

The Irving Music Factory is primed to be an all-in-one dining and entertainment destination for North Texas. The $165 million project’s centerpiece will be the Pavilion at the Music Factory, a $40 million high-tech music venue that converts from a 4,000-s...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: April 7, 2017

New Plaques Installed in Centennial Park

New plaques being installed at Founders Plaza in Centennial Park, Irving, Texas.

The plaques chronicling the history of Irving at Founders Plaza in the city's downtown Centennial Park, 444 W. Second Street are currently being replaced with new versions constructed out of black granite. 

The new plaques these took the ...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Watch: Irving Convention Center Hotel Groundbreaking

Irving Convention Center Hotel - Artist Rendering

City leaders break ground on the Westin Irving Convention Center Hotel in late March, taking its next step closer to reality. The $110-million project is scheduled to open in late 2018. 

The $110 million convention center hotel will mark the compl...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Infrastructure Explained

Worker operates heavy machinery to dig up old pavement.

The City of Irving is renewing its focus on infrastructure. But what does that mean to residents, businesses and visitors? Learn more from this piece produced by ICTN. Get the answers to common questions, and find out why leaders believe infrastructure is...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Spotlight: North Lake Natatorium Gets Facelift

North Lake Natatorium 2017 remodel - artist's rendering

The North Lake Natatorium has served the Irving community well for more than 30 years. The facility opened in 1985 as the first indoor pool to serve Irving residents, the Irving Independent School District (IISD) and North Lake College.

The 50-meter pool i...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 29, 2017

City of Irving Plans for Long-term Flood Control, Drainage Improvements

Brockbank Channel wall construction near Lane Street, Irving, Texas.

Photo: Brockbank Channel wall construction near Lane Street.

By 2019, the City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) will help protect 229 structures south of State Highway (SH) 183 by building new drainage channels that will contain a 100-year flood...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Watch: Drainage Projects Update

Newly paved drainage channel in Irving, Texas.

As part of a special focus on infrastructure called "Investing in Our Future," ICTN takes a look at drainage projects in Irving. Get an update on Delaware Creek-related projects, and find out why drainage is expected to be an even bigger priorit...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 16, 2017

Watch: New Exercise Equipment Installed at Sunrise Park

A City of Irving employee installs new exercise equipment along the newly installed trail at Sunrise

Photo: A City of Irving employee installs new exercise equipment along the newly installed trail at Sunrise Park, 1809 E Union Bower Road.

In this excerpt from ICTN’s “City Source,” get a look at the new workout equipment just installed at Irving’s Sunrise...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Watch: New Playground Opens at Senter Park

New equipment installed at Senter Park's playground - March 2017 - Irving TX

Irving's Senter Park has a new playground full of fun and colorful features. Watch to learn more about the improvements, paid for with Community Development Block Grant funds.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 14, 2017

Live Oak Road Bridge at Delaware Creek Reopens

Live Oak Road Bridge, at Delaware Creek, post-construction - Irving, TX

After a 13-month project, the Live Oak Road bridge crossing at Delaware Creek has reopened with a new bridge and infrastructure improvements. Work also included reconstruction of the drainage channel to deepen it with vertical walls, as well as the instal...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Watch: Irving Music Factory Under Construction

The Irving Music Factory construction progressing. December 2016

Construction on the Irving Music Factory is progressing fast! Get a look inside the site to see some of the features coming together. The Irving Music Factory will feature restaurants, an outdoor plaza, a movie theater and a state-of-the-art live music ve...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 7, 2017

View Heritage Park Redevelopment Proposal Concept

Artist's concept of redesigned Heritage Park, Irving, Texas.

Irving looks to the past while embracing the future for new generations. 

Heritage Park celebrated its 30th birthday in July 2016, and now the City of Irving Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the Parks and Recreation departments are looking to...

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View the Artist Drawings of the Proposed Park Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 3, 2017

North Campion Completely Open: Repairs Completed

Joggers and cyclists enjoy Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

Photo: Joggers and cyclists enjoy the repaired Campion Trail in Sam Houston Park after it reopened in early March.

The City of Irving is pleased to announce that the entire northern section of Campion Trail is open for joggers, cyclists and nature lovers t...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 2, 2017

March 5 "City Source" Features Campion Trail, Sunrise Park

City workers put the finishing touches on the new trail at Sunrise Park.

Photo: City workers put the finishing touches on the new trail at Sunrise Park. Work is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2017.

This edition of "City Source" features Investing in our Future stories covering the repairs to North Campi...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Renovations Continue at Senter Park Playground

Artist rendering of new play equipment at Senter Park - Irving TX - February 2017

Residents will be excited with new playground improvements at Senter Park, 901 S. Senter St., funded by Community Development Block Grants. Work continues to install a new playground system at Senter Park, 901 S. Senter St. The playground area will be clo...

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View in Google Maps Investing in Our Future
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Watch: Infrastructure Presentation to Irving City Council - Feb. 26 2017

Water tower with Irving, TX logo.

Todd Reck, Irving Water Utilities director, provides the Irving City Council with an update on projects involving a water tank and sewer line cleaning.

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: February 7, 2017

Irving’s Tudor Lane Transformation Earns National Recognition

New Tudor Lane home in Irving, Texas.

The National Community Development Association (NCDA) has announced its decision to award the 2017 Audrey Nelson Community Development Award to the City of Irving for the redevelopment of Tudor Lane.

Tudor Lane, once one of Irving’s highest crime...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: January 17, 2017

Watch: Irving Places New Elevated Water Storage Tank

Royal Ridge Water Supply Tank Raising - January 2017 - Irving TX

As new neighborhoods develop, the City of Irving is adding a new elevated water storage tank at Royal Lane and Royal Ridge Parkway. This tower will help ensure adequate water pressure. Watch to see the hoisting of the storage tank — a process th...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Investing in Irving’s Infrastructure: Maintaining Quality Services for Residents

City staff works to construct and maintain a variety of infrastructure projects every day.

City staff works to construct and maintain a variety of infrastructure projects every day that help ensure residents receive the quality services they have grown to expect from the City of Irving.

Capital Improvement Program Department

The Capital Improveme...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Cranes, Trains and Automobiles: Irving hits 30-year construction record

Water Street artist rendering - Irving TX

Photo: Water Street artist rendering.

While most people see them as concrete strips ? highways and runways glimmer gold to investors and developers.

The state’s strong economy, combined with Irving’s numerous transportation assets, are translating to a mass...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: January 1, 2017

Irving's Year in Review: 2016

Lake Carolyn, Las Colinas, Irving, TX

Since the adoption of the city’s first strategic plan, the value of strategic thinking has been proven. Resident satisfaction with code enforcement, the appearance of the city, quality of life and other indicators of success have risen. Irving continues t...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: December 15, 2016

Sunrise Park Trail Improvements Begin Dec. 19

Sunrise Park Welcome Sign - Irving TX

Beginning Monday, Dec. 19, trail replacement work will begin at Sunrise Park, 1809 E. Union Bower Road. This project is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2017. 

All existing asphalt trail will be replaced with 9-foot wide concrete pave...

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View in Google Maps Investing in Our Future
Posted on: December 9, 2016

CDBG Funds Fuel Improvements to Parks, Rec Centers, Sidewalks

Hurwitz Park - Irving TX

The City of Irving is using $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to improve parks, recreation centers and sidewalks in Irving neighborhoods. These improvements were designed to help the Irving Parks and Recreation Department promote a...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Water Street Offers Updated View with Drone Video

December 2016: Architect's rendering of Water Street development in Las Colinas.

A recently released drone video captures the progress the Gables Water Street development has made on construction. The a mixed-use community project, located in Las Colinas Urban Center along Lake Carolyn, will showcase more than 60,000 square feet of re...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: August 3, 2016

Housing Development to Be Built Near Irving Historic Downtown District

The Delaware at Heritage Crossing home option - Irving TX

Photo: Rendering of a home option that will be available at The Delaware at Heritage Crossing development that will be built near downtown Irving.Empty nesters, young professionals, or those looking to downsize their yard without sacrificing a spacious ho...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: August 8, 2016

Irving Convention Center Hotel Update

Irving Convention Center - Irving Texas

The Irving City Council has unanimously approved the proposed Irving Convention Center Hotel master development agreement, paving the way for design to begin. The convention center’s headquarters hotel will provide 350 guest rooms and more than 16,000 squ...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: September 29, 2016

Twin Wells Golf Course Closed for Renovations

Twin Wells Golf Course

Beginning Oct. 1, Twin Wells Golf Course will be closed for renovations. Enhancements will include a new irrigation system, tee boxes, putting greens and clubhouse facilities. These improvements will prepare the golf course for future enjoyment. Completio...

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Investing in Our Future
Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music Factory Vision Takes Shape

Music Factory - Irving TX - Artist Rendering of Finished Site

Once the cranes were set, social media channels began buzzing with the question, “When will the Irving Music Factory open for business?” The answer is late summer 2017, according to IMF developer Noah Lazes. The Irving Music Factory, long in the making, i...

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Investing in Our Future

Posted on: December 13, 2017

Winter Break Activities

Winter Break 2017

You have two weeks, maybe more, with your children this Winter Vacation. It is going to be a terrific time. Although we’ve seen it all before, it is beautiful to experience the holidays again, this time through the lens of our kids. Whether it&a...

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Irving Public Library
Posted on: November 27, 2017

Deck Our Halls

Santa and reindeer around a tree.

Your local library serves many purposes - information source, study hall, computer center, and a great place to borrow books and videos.  But ask library staff, and many will say hosting community celebrations is their favorite activity. The bigg...

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Irving Public Library
Posted on: November 29, 2017

NTTBF18 Update

NTTBF18 Update

We hope you’re ready to have another amazing time at the North Texas Teen Book Festival, because 2018—without a doubt—will be mind-blowingly epic. Although the event, taking place April 20-21 at the Irving Convention Center, ...

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Irving Public Library
Posted on: November 29, 2017

Shopping Made Easier

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With the holiday shopping season in high gear, many people are making big purchases that go beyond filling out what's under the Christmas tree.  Whether it's taking advantage of sales on major appliances, or the urgency of buying a space heater a...

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Irving Public Library
Posted on: November 27, 2017

Infinite Holiday Music Playlist

Holiday Music Playlist

The holiday music wars happen every year without fail. Either you like seasonal music to begin just after Thanksgiving. Or you enjoy it all throughout November. Some don’t want to hear holiday tunes until just before Christmas. Radio stations ar...

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Irving Public Library

Posted on: December 7, 2017

Registration Open for Irving's Got Talent Auditions

Irving's Got Talent 2017

Calling all talented teens! Can you sing, dance, juggle or play an instrument? 

Middle and high school students are invited to register for auditions for Irving's Got Talent, the city's annual teen talent competition. The application deadline is W...

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Apply Online Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 21, 2015

Register Online for Parks and Recreation Programs

Register Online for Parks and Recreation Classes

Looking to join an exercise class or register your child for day camp? Recreation center patrons must register for programs online using ActiveNet. The new online registration service eliminates the need to stand in lines at recreation centers on registra...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Light Up the Holidays at Centennial Park

Centennial Park's holiday lights of a stagecoach and horses with South Irving Library in the background.

Each year, a crew of about 25 Parks and Recreation employees descend on Irving’s Centennial Park, 444 W. Second St., to give it a holiday face lift. In December, during the week prior to the annual Holiday Extravaganza, this special group of ded...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 29, 2017

Winter Break Camp Begins Dec. 18

Children with Santa

City recreation centers will offer a winter break camp for children in grades K–5 beginning Dec. 18. A variety of activities will be offered in a fun and safe environment, including arts and crafts, gym games, field trips and more! Campers are asked to br...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: November 28, 2017

Tour the Trail on Two Wheels with VBikes

2017-12-VBikes

Popular bike-sharing company VBikes officially rolled into Irving on Oct. 23. They placed 25 bikes along the Campion Trail for people to use while enjoying Irving’s outdoor amenities. Irving City Council approved a year-long agreement with Garla...

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Parks and Recreation

Posted on: June 7, 2017

Parks and Recreation Provides Update on Twin Wells Golf Course Redevelopment

Proposed Green Approach to Hole No. 13 at Twin Wells Golf Course - June 7 2017

Twin Wells Golf Course is being redesigned to provide a more user-friendly and challenging course layout. Proposed changes will include wider and better defined fairways, elevated greens and an improved driving range and practice areas. The course is curr...

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View the Presentation Parks and Recreation - Construction Updates
Posted on: November 13, 2015

Canoe Launch Closed at T.W. Richardson Park

canoe launch under water

The canoe launch at T.W. Richardson Park, as well as the sidewalk along the area, will be closed indefinitely. Due to continued heavy rainfall this year, the Trinity River has washed away much of the embankment along this section of Campion Trail. This er...Read on...

Parks and Recreation - Construction Updates
Posted on: September 29, 2016

Twin Wells Golf Course Closed for Renovations

Twin Wells Golf Course

Beginning Oct. 1, Twin Wells Golf Course will be closed for renovations. Enhancements will include a new irrigation system, tee boxes, putting greens and clubhouse facilities.

These improvements will prepare the golf course for future enjoyment. Comple...Read on...

Parks and Recreation - Construction Updates

Posted on: November 30, 2017

Residents Reminded of Theft Prevention During Holidays

Car trunk full of gifts

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, residents are reminded not to leave valuables in their vehicles — especially in plain sight. Auto burglary cases can be very difficult to solve as there is usually very little physical evidence lef...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 3, 2017

2016 IPD Annual Report Available for Review

2016 Irving Police Department Annual Report - cover image

The 2016 Irving Police Department Annual Report is available for review. 

As with any annual report, the pages are full of facts and details, and the publication illustrates the results of the department’s strategies, programs and hard work to pro...

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View the 2016 Annual Report (PDF) Police Department

Posted on: March 10, 2017

Cabell Drive, from Esters Road to Belt Line Road

Beginning 9:30 a.m. March 15, eastbound Cabell Drive between Esters Road and Belt Line Road will be closed to through traffic until further notice. Eastbound Cabell Drive will be open to local traffic only from Esters Road to the Forward Air facility driv...

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View in Google Maps Road Construction Updates
Posted on: December 5, 2017

Green Park Drive, from Hidden Ridge to Meadow Creek Drive

Beginning at 8 a.m., Dec. 7, the
outside (right) southbound lane of Green Park Drive will be closed for utility construction work under the existing pavement. This project is expected to be completed by Dec. 22.

Motorists are advised to expect delays in t...

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View in Google Maps Road Construction Updates
Posted on: October 17, 2017

Lake Carolyn Promenade, at Lake Carolyn Parkway and O'Connor Boulevard

Beginning Oct. 18, a section of Lake Carolyn Promenade, in the vicinity of Lake Carolyn Parkway and O'Connor Boulevard, will be closed through Jan. 31 due to new housing construction in the Las Colinas Urban Center. 

Pedestrian access will be avai...

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Road Construction Updates
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Lane Street Bridge, at Brockbank Channel

Lane Street is closed at the bridge crossing the Brockbank Channel, between Cypress Drive and Betsy Lane, to allow the demolition of the bridge and provide better access for construction crews rebuilding a deeper and wider channel. When the work in the ch...

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View in Google Maps Road Construction Updates
Posted on: September 26, 2017

Las Colinas Boulevard, from O’Connor Boulevard to Wingren Drive

Traffic will switch from the southbound lanes to the northbound lanes on Las Colinas Boulevard, from O’Connor Boulevard to Wingren Drive, beginning 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29. Southbound lanes pavement will be completely reconstructed to install new undergro...

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View in Google Maps Road Construction Updates
Posted on: April 14, 2016

Las Colinas Boulevard, between Promenade Parkway and Fuller Drive

The outside (right) lane of southbound Las Colinas Boulevard, between Promenade Parkway and Fuller Drive, is closed for the duration of the work taking place at the Irving Music Factory construction site.

The construction is anticipated to be completed in ...

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View in Google Maps Road Construction Updates
Posted on: August 30, 2016

W. Oakdale Road, from Rindie Street to Cactus Court

The westbound lane of W. Oakdale Road from Rindie Street to Cactus Court will be closed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5 as part of the city’s ongoing efforts to upgrade and improve existing infrastructure. The closure will be 24/7 for the next 365 da...

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Road Construction Updates

Posted on: July 6, 2017

Road to the Future Presentation: July 5, 2017

Dan Vedral, director of Transportation and Traffic Department with City of Irving, addresses city co

The City of Irving Traffic and Transportation Director Dan Vedral provided an update at the July 5, 2017 City Council Work Session. It includes an explanation of the process to evaluate all 1,400 lane miles of roadway in the city, as well as which roads w...

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View the Powerpoint Presentation (PDF) Road to the Future
Posted on: May 25, 2017

Irving’s Road to the Future Project Invests $100M in Five Years

Workers spread concrete on prepared roadway under construction.

City launches ambitious, cross-departmental project to rehabilitate, reconstruct and proactively maintain 1,440 road lane-miles.

This year, the City of Irving launched its “Road to the Future: $100 Million in 5 Years” program, which supports road reconstru...

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Road to the Future
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Road to the Future Presentation: April 20, 2017

Casey Tate, director of Capital Improvement Program, provides an update to residents and council on

The City of Irving Capital Improvement Program Director Casey Tate and Traffic and Transportation Director Dan Vedral provided an update at the April 20, 2017 City Council Meeting. It includes an explanation of the process to evaluate all 1,400 lane miles...

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Road to the Future
Posted on: April 4, 2017

Infrastructure Explained

Worker operates heavy machinery to dig up old pavement.

The City of Irving is renewing its focus on infrastructure. But what does that mean to residents, businesses and visitors? Learn more from this piece produced by ICTN. Get the answers to common questions, and find out why leaders believe infrastructure is...

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Road to the Future
Posted on: November 11, 2016

City Plans 'Road to the Future'

Road to the Future - Irving TX

City of Irving staff presented the "Road to the Future" project to the City Council members Nov. 10, 2016. This project funds $100 million for road improvements and reconstruction over the next five years without raising the tax rate.

The City of...

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Pavement Assessment Presentation Road to the Future

Posted on: December 1, 2017

No Trash Collection, Landfill Closed for Christmas, New Year's Holidays

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In observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays, there will be no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush collection Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. In addition, the Hunter Ferrell Landfill will be closed.

Other city facilities that will be closed for th...

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Solid Waste Services

Posted on: December 6, 2017

Greener, Cleaner Traveling Habits for the Holidays

Terminal D ticketing gate in DFW International Airport

Traveling in and out of North Texas during the holidays? The travel industry is one the fastest growing industries in the world. It’s more important than ever for travelers to minimize their individual impact on the world’s air quality...

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Think Green... Be Green News
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Reduce Waste This Holiday Season

Reduce Waste This Holiday Season

According to the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Americans are estimated to throw away 25 percent more trash each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.  With this in mind, the NCEH compiled tips for reducing the...

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Think Green... Be Green News
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Easy Green Tips for the Holidays

Greening the Holidays is Easy

Enjoying the upcoming holiday season doesn't mean you can't continue caring for the environment. In fact, the holidays can spotlight efforts to be more environmentally conscious:

1. Have an "eco-party."

  • Turn down the heat before the guests arrive....
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Learn more about Reducing and Reusing ... Think Green... Be Green News
Posted on: November 27, 2017

The 12 Days of Energy Savings

Green holiday decorations in white room with fireplace.

The holidays can be a perfect time to consider the impact the environment takes all year long. Consider implementing one, two or all of these tips, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE):

Day 1: Get a Home Energy Audit

This holiday, give the gift o...

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Think Green... Be Green News
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Residents Reminded to Use Curbside Recycling

Blue bags and flattened cardboard placed near curb for recycling pickup.

Recycling has never been easier or more convenient than it is today. Residents have two options for disposing of their renewable materials: curbside recycling or drop-off recycling at Hunter Ferrell Municipal Solid Waste Landfill. According to Irving Soli...

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Think Green... Be Green News
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Composting Gives Landfills a Break

Woman adding material to her compost bin.

Each year, nearly four million tons of yard trimmings in the form of leaves, grass, tree limbs, weeds and other organic debris are thrown away in Texas. That amounts to almost 20 percent of all trash in municipal landfills. In addition, Texans spend more ...

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Think Green... Be Green News
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Mulching Leaves Keeps Nutrients in the Soil

Leaf Mulching

Cooler weather equals falling leaves, and your lawn and gardens will benefit from proper leaf management.

Correct Leaf Management

  1. The best leaf management is to mow and mulch leaves into the turf. Using a mulching mower is best but not essential. Turf can t...
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Think Green... Be Green News
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Dispose of Fats, Oils, Grease Responsibly

Dispose of Fats, Oils, Grease Responsibly

Thanksgiving cooking can mean leftover grease and oil. The majority of sanitary sewer overflows are due to grease buildup from homes and apartments. This holiday season, help prevent costly sewer overflows by following a few simple steps.

Do

  • Put oil and gre...
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Think Green... Be Green News
Posted on: November 4, 2017

Get Ready for Cooler Temperatures

Digital Thermostat

Weatherizing your home helps you save money by saving energy, and it can also improve the comfort of your home. Conduct a home energy audit to start building your strategy for weatherizing your home, then learn about air sealing, insulation, moisture cont...

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Think Green... Be Green News
Posted on: March 30, 2017

City Takes Leadership Position With “Green” Initiatives

West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Photo: West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Irving continues to embrace environmental stewardship and promote conservation. Notable actions help it remain a leader in North Texas:

  • The West Irvin...
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Think Green... Be Green News

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Bar Louie Opens at Toyota Music Factory in Irving

Bar Louie employees, as well as Irving officials, cut the ribbon on the new restaurant, which opened

Photo: Bar Louie employees, as well as Irving officials, cut the ribbon on the new restaurant, which opened in September 2017.

The first restaurant is now open at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving. Watch to see some of the attractions at Bar Louie, and fi...

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Toyota Music Factory News
Posted on: September 19, 2017

Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory Opens

The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory front gate.

The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory is now open. Watch to see some of the features, and find out how the venue can adapt to different types of events. 

Find out about upcoming shows: ThePavilionTMF.com.

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Toyota Music Factory News
Posted on: June 14, 2017

City Offers Tours of Irving Music Factory

Heavy-duty equipment moves building materials to a work area at the Irving Music Factory.

Teams with the City of Irving play a lot of important roles as construction on the Irving Music Factory advances. Watch to learn about what the city is doing to ensure work progresses on schedule.

The City of Irving’s Capital Improvement team provides mont...

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Toyota Music Factory News
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Irving Music Factory Construction Update: May 2017

Irving Music Factory site - May 2017

ICTN’s "City Source" provides an update on the Irving Music Factory’s construction, including an aerial view of the progress on the site.

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View more news and information about Irving’s Infrastructure investments by searching #IrvingInvests.

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Toyota Music Factory News
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Live Nation Calls the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory “Exceptional”

Music Factory - Artist Rendering - Irving TX

Global entertainment powerhouse Live Nation says it is ecstatic about operating the Pavilion at the Irving Music Factory, and Live Nation knows its business. In 2015, the U.S. corporation promoted 25,000 concerts that drew more than 63 million fans worldw...

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Toyota Music Factory News
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Irving Music Factory Site Progresses

Site construction at the Music Factory, June 2016.

The Irving Music Factory is primed to be an all-in-one dining and entertainment destination for North Texas. The $165 million project’s centerpiece will be the Pavilion at the Music Factory, a $40 million high-tech music venue that converts from a 4,000-s...

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Toyota Music Factory News
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Watch: Irving Music Factory Under Construction

The Irving Music Factory construction progressing. December 2016

Construction on the Irving Music Factory is progressing fast! Get a look inside the site to see some of the features coming together. The Irving Music Factory will feature restaurants, an outdoor plaza, a movie theater and a state-of-the-art live music ve...

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Toyota Music Factory News
Posted on: July 5, 2016

Music Factory Vision Takes Shape

Music Factory - Irving TX - Artist Rendering of Finished Site

Once the cranes were set, social media channels began buzzing with the question, “When will the Irving Music Factory open for business?” The answer is late summer 2017, according to IMF developer Noah Lazes. The Irving Music Factory, long in the making, i...

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Toyota Music Factory News

Posted on: May 27, 2017

Irving’s 2016 Water Quality Report Available Online

City of Irving Water Quality Report

In accordance with Congress’ 1996 amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the City of Irving Water Utilities Department, and other community systems, must provide customers with an annual report on drinking water quality. Each year, the...

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Water in Irving